375 Ruger and Hornady ammunition

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Some PH's want you to use all solids, I don't agree with that line of thinking, but when you set up your hunt ask him what he prefers. It might make your bullet choice easier.
 

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Yep. I'll do that. Thanks
 

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It's only two recovered DGX bullets, one from a zebra I shot, and one from the buffalo shown just to your left in my avatar.
However, you can examine the close-up picture of these recovered projectiles in my meager Photos selection.
I would merrily use the DGX on buffalo again if that is what proved to be the most accurate DG type bullet in my rifle.
However, all else being equal, I would prefer the Swift A-Frame in a repeater or single shot, due to both having seen them work and in hearing every PH I have spoken with about bullets essentially say that the A-Frame is the best of the best in premium softs.
My DGX use last time resulted from the DGX and DGS consistently regulating noticeably tighter groups than any other bullet I tried in my old Army & Navy Cooperative Society .450 No2 NE double rifle.
 

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It's only two recovered DGX bullets, one from a zebra I shot, and one from the buffalo shown just to your left in my avatar.
However, you can examine the close-up picture of these recovered projectiles in my meager Photos selection.
I would merrily use the DGX on buffalo again if that is what proved to be the most accurate DG type bullet in my rifle.
However, all else being equal, I would prefer the Swift A-Frame in a repeater or single shot, due to both having seen them work and in hearing every PH I have spoken with about bullets essentially say that the A-Frame is the best of the best in premium softs.
My DGX use last time resulted from the DGX and DGS consistently regulating noticeably tighter groups than any other bullet I tried in my old Army & Navy Cooperative Society .450 No2 NE double rifle.
So I take it your a fan of the DGX or at least you have confidence in them. Correct?
 

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So I take it your a fan of the DGX or at least you have confidence in them. Correct?

Since I tend to use large calibers and heavy for caliber / high sectional density bullets, at old fashioned velocities for large animals, then yes I do have confidence in the DGX bullet (within the context of my previous post and the context of this post as well.)

This is not to say there are no tougher bullets on the market, because certainly there are.

Likewise, if I was a Weatherby or Lazzeroni disciple, I would avoid this Rigby style / old fashioned type bullet., known as the DGX.
 
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Since I tend to use large calibers and heavy for caliber / high sectional density bullets, at old fashioned velocities for large animals, then yes I do have confidence in the DGX bullet.

This is not to say there are no tougher bullets on the market, because certainly there are.

Likewise, if I was a Weatherby or Lazzeroni disciple, I would avoid this Rigby style / old fashioned type bullet., known as the DGX.
Understood. So you have given me a little more confidence in the bullet. That's not to say I may not have Superior ammo load something else. Thanks
 

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Understood. So you have given me a little more confidence in the bullet. That's not to say I may not have Superior ammo load something else. Thanks

You're welcome and my parting shot is a quote from John Luyt (PH and co-owner of Duke Safaris:
"I have never seen an A-Frame Fail"
 

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I have a Heym SR-30 .375 Ruger, and I have read a lot of info on Hornady .375 ammo. I think that a lot of people have confused the 300 grain InterLock with the DGX, and used it on buff. Hornady discontinued that bullet, but you can still find them in some stores. Side-by-side, they look the almost the same. The DGX has a flat nose, and the InterLock has a rounded nose. I think that is where a lot of the bad reviews came from; some people loaded the InterLock thinking it is the same as the DGX and the bullet disintegrated on impact with a buff, because of the thin jacket. Those that used the real DGX got good results.
 

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Thanks got that info sir. That makes a lot of sense. I called Hornady they knew nothing of any problems with the new style DGS.
 

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The old Interlock? It's what Weatherby loaded in their 378. I shot many. It was a serious test of the bullet, and is a grand illustration of just how far the industry has come (that we no longer need to rely on something so basic, to do so much).
 

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I never caught that! I have been loading the Interlock bullets the whole time, lol! They sure killed the hell out of those paper buffs though!
 

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I reload the ruger 375 with reloader 15 powder 72 grain,s and the Nosler 300 grain partition bullet. Have killed Brown bear , Cape buffalo and wood Bison all with one shot.I do not care for the hornaday bullets. John
 

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I worked up two load for my 20" barrel 375 Ruger Guide Gun.
I have good luck using Reloader 17 powder with a WLRM primer.
Load #1 is 78.5grs. with a 300gr. Nosler Accubond. 1/2" 3-shot group traveling 2590fps.
Load #2 is 73.0grs with a Woodleigh 350gr. PP. 1" 3-shot group traveling 2391fps.
I will use the 300gr. bullet on thin skinned game and the 350gr. bullet on thick skinned game.
 

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I noticed Woodleigh has two versions of the 350gr, one with a heavier jacket. Which are you using?
 

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I noticed Woodleigh has two versions of the 350gr, one with a heavier jacket. Which are you using?
I use the Protective Point. Not the Round Nose. Woodleigh claims max. velocity on RN is 2400fps. The PP bullet has no recommend max. velocity and are more of a semi spire point bullet. Now Woodleigh makes a heavy duty version called HD in 300gr. and 350gr. They are a round nose shape and are stronger bullet.
 

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